The Honduran Foreign Minister, Eduardo Enrique Reina, and Moon up Sung, Korean ambassador to Honduras, signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement upon celebrating 61 years of diplomatic relations between both countries.
On the occasion, Reina explained that the intention of signing cooperation agreements with the Korean nation is to promote poverty reduction and the sustainable economic and social development that the Honduran government seeks to develop.
The document indicates that an office of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will be set up in Honduras, which is the representative representative of the Korean Government’s cooperation.
For its part, the Government of Honduras, through the authorized Institutions, committed to issuing the necessary documentation for KOICA representatives, experts, technical or volunteer personnel, including their family members, with various permits such as identification cards when applicable. , temporary or permanent residence, work, research and medical practice permits.
About the 61-year diplomatic relationship
South Korea and Honduras, after establishing diplomatic relations on April 1, 1962, have been consolidating their cooperative relations in various areas: political, economic, social and cultural, educational, defense, among others.
Beyond this, it is important to highlight that on February 21, 2018, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama signed the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Central America and South Korea in Seoul, and it was ratified in August 2019.
Said FTA positioned South Korea as the first nation in Asia to reach an FTA with the five countries of the Central American region, through which it seeks to expand its commercial network throughout the American continent.